Nose of plane carrying Oklahoma City Thunder dented on flight to Chicago

A plane carrying New Zealand basketballer Steven Adams has been involved in a incident in mid-air

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They left Minneapolis around 11:30 p.m. for Chicago, where they have a game scheduled against the Bulls Saturday night.

A team official told ESPN that while Delta flight 8935 was a little rocky, it was nothing out of the ordinary.

In basketball a brick is a noisy airshot, usually from a player trying to land a jump shot.

But it doesn't sound like the pilots or the team had too much worry.

The Oklahoma City Thunder were en route to Chicago on Friday evening after losing to the Timberwolves when their plane was struck by what is believed to be a bird. "Safety is Delta's top priority".


A plane carrying an NBA Team was damaged while mid-air last night.

After a similar incident on a Turkish Airlines flight in 2015, one of the company's spokespeople explained the phenomenon to Mashable. Adams attached a photo of the nose of the twinjet Boeing 757-200, which appeared dented as if the plane hit something so hard it caused the nose to invert. "Therefore, such standard/normal deformation occurs as a natural result of such incidents", Dr. Ali Genc, Turkish Airlines senior vice president of media relations, said in an emailed statement.

Patrick Patterson said the Thunder hit Superman.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are getting ready to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night in Chicago, where the Oklahoma team is projected to win by nearly eight points.

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